COSMO KOGAN - President

COSMO KOGAN

President

Since I was a little boy, I have been fascinated by performacne and luxury cars from all over the world. As soon as I was old enough to drive, I decided I would buy, sell and trade cars. My first car was a $600 Ford Taurus and I worked up to a supercharged Mustang. After graduating school I relocated to Hickory, NC, where I started working at Armstrong Ford. I had some great teachers along the way, including Terry Moore and Travis Chatham who showed me the "ins and outs" of the automotive industry. I moved to Hendrick BMW and Mercedes and sold brand new luxury cars.

After being in the business for a short time, I realized in my heart that I wanted to go out on my own to change the car buying experience. God by my side, I set out with $2,000 cash and a couple of credit cards to open Cosmo Motors. It's been a long, bumpy road with many trials and tribulations, but I have been very blessed.
CHANCE PARSONS - General Manager

CHANCE PARSONS

General Manager

Hello all, I'm Chance Parsons! I grew up in a small town close to Hickory, NC and I absolutely love it here. Upon finishing school, I decided to join the US Military. After serving in Iraq, I was lucky enough to meet Cosmo. We discovered that we shared a mutual taste in cars. At this point in time, I had a modified M3 and he had a Supra that was much faster (go figure..haha)! When Cosmo opened his first dealership just down the road from my stepdads dealership, his enthusiastic passion made me want to work for him at Cosmo Motors.

In January of 2008, Cosmo Motors was very small with only two sales representatives. Upon releasing one for personal reasons, the dealership was shorthanded. In between my classes I would just stop by and hangout. On a Tuesday afternoon, I stopped by on my break again. Cosmo was shorthanded, so as any friend would do, I stepped in to help before I even started working for this great company. I will always remember this Tuesday because I ended up selling a car. That Thursday, I stopped by on my break and a rush came through again. I sold my second car for Cosmo on this day. On Friday, Cosmo came in and offered me a job at the place I now call home. Today, I am the General Sales/Finance Manager at Cosmo Motors! The opportunity presented to me by Cosmo has been a total life changer. I found a family and a job that I love waking up and going to every day.
NATHAN STARNES - Recon Director

NATHAN STARNES

Recon Director

Hey, I'm Nathan Starnes, and I've spent over two decades immersed in the automotive world. As the Recon Director at Cosmo Motors, I've honed my skills and knowledge to bring cars back to their prime condition. My fascination with vehicles started early, and I chose the path of a mechanic because I knew the automotive industry would always be a cornerstone of our lives. There's a unique satisfaction in resurrecting what others might see as beyond repair. Taking something that doesn't work and bringing it back to life is incredibly rewarding.

Since 2009, I've been a proud member of the Cosmo Motors family, and it's been a fantastic journey of growth and camaraderie. It's here that I've found a team that shares my passion for automobiles and a dedication to delivering top-notch service.

Outside of work, you'll often find me behind the wheel of my dirt car, tearing up the local tracks in the Thunder Bomber and Renegade divisions. Racing isn't just a hobby for me; it's a way to feed my adrenaline and put my skills to the test. Family is everything to me, and I cherish every moment I spend with them. Whether we're enjoying the outdoors or tending to our farm, those moments together are priceless.

Life in the fast lane of the automotive world and the exhilaration of racing are balanced by the simple joys of family time and the bonding moments spent outside. It's a diverse mix that keeps me grounded and fulfilled.
JOEY SMITH - Sales Manager

JOEY SMITH

Sales Manager

Hello!! First of all, on behalf of Cosmo Motors, I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn your business! My name is Joey Smith and I am the Sales Manager here at Cosmo Motors. I was born and raised in the Hickory area. After high school, I continued my journey in Hickory at Lenoir Rhyne University where I graduated with a degree in Computer Science. I was a proud member of the LRU baseball team and Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity for 4 years. I first started in the car business shortly thereafter in sales. I often bounced back and forth between teaching school and the auto industry. Growing up a farm boy, I learned a strong work ethic which helped me through life, athletics and most of all a team member here at Cosmo Motors. Teaching school, as well as coaching football and baseball, taught me the importance of being a team player. I am a proud father, husband, and family man that lives to serve the Lord. Heaven knows that he has blessed me with not only a best friend but an incredible employer whom I have had the pleasure of knowing since 2011!

Our team here at Cosmo Motors is based not only on a robust working relationship, we have created a FAMILY! Our service department and detail department stand second to none! There is no-one that demonstrates the importance of integrity and business ethics quite like Cosmo Motors. Cosmo Motors has created a brand that stands tall in the automotive industry and I am proud to say that I am a part of something special. I love this place and I am sure that you will too!
JACOB BISHOP - Auto Spa Manager

JACOB BISHOP

Auto Spa Manager

My name is Jacob Bishop, and I am originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I enlisted in the Marine Corps in June of 2010. I served 6 years in the Marine Corps before starting my sales career working at Nels Gunderson Chevrolet for 5 years in Wisconsin. I then worked in the jewelry and pawn business for 5 years. I soon realized that cars were my passion. I have owned Audis, BMWs, Camaros, and sport bikes! I started here at Cosmo Motors in sales in March of 2020 when I made the move to North Carolina to help with my family. I loved helping clients in their car buying process. The Cosmo Motors environment fits my personality beautifully. The no pressure sales, and the professionalism that Cosmo creates is something unlike any dealership I've been to, much less worked for! In Decemeber of 2022, I made the transition to manager of Cosmo Motors Auto Spa! Taking over a full team of automotive detail technicians and sharing my automotive passion with them, while learning the ins and outs of automotive detailing has opened a whole new world for me. Having many hours of specialized training in paint correction, ceramic coatings, paint protection film installation, and interior rejuvenation; I am able to look at your vehicle and help you receive the best appearance possible! I currently own a Black Chevrolet Silverado with our Ultimate Armor package! I would love the opportunity to work with you and share my knowledge of automotive detailing and ceramic coatings! If you have any questions, please call or text me at 828-244-0283!
JOHN REIDEL - Service Manager

JOHN REIDEL

Service Manager

I am John, and I'm thrilled to be part of the Cosmo Motors family, bringing with me nearly three decades of invaluable experience in dealership service departments. As a seasoned ASE Certified Master Tech, I take pride in my extensive training and certification in Dealership Service Management. Having spent a considerable portion of my life in Hickory, it's safe to say that I'm deeply rooted in this community.

For the past ten years, I've also worn the hat of an independent service facility owner and operator, gaining a unique perspective on the automotive industry. This journey has allowed me to forge lasting connections with various schools, influential business leaders, and fellow service professionals in the area. My dedication to delivering top-notch service and building meaningful relationships with our community members is unwavering, and I'm eager to continue doing so here at Cosmo Motors.
JACKLYN JEFFERY - Parts Manager

JACKLYN JEFFERY

Parts Manager

I'm Jacklyn Jeffery, and I'm proud to bring two decades of automotive industry experience to the team here at Cosmo Motors. It's been just over a year since I joined this dynamic dealership, and I can honestly say it's been an incredible journey so far. One of the things I cherish most about Cosmo Motors is the diverse array of makes and models we have the privilege of working with. It keeps every day fresh and exciting, presenting new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.

Before my career in the automotive industry, I proudly served in the Marine Corps, an experience that instilled discipline, teamwork, and a strong work ethic in me. These qualities continue to shape my approach to everything I do, both personally and professionally. Cars have been a part of my life since I can remember. I grew up around them, attending car shows with my family and developing a deep appreciation for their craftsmanship and design. Beyond the automotive world, I have a passion for the outdoors, often spending my free time hiking and exploring nature's wonders.

Creativity also plays a significant role in my life. I find solace in activities like drawing, painting, and woodburning. It's a wonderful outlet that allows me to express myself and bring my ideas to life. I'm thrilled to be a part of the Cosmo Motors family, and I look forward to many more years of contributing to this vibrant and dynamic team.
MATT GLOVER - Sales

MATT GLOVER

Sales

Hello! My name is Matt Glover. Beginning a career in auto sales in 2011, I have been with Cosmo Motors since August 2013. Since I can remember, cars have always been a part of my life. At the end of the day, auto sales feels less like work as doing anything with cars is my favorite hobby. It is a joy being able to share my love, knowledge and passion of automobiles with fellow car enthusiasts. When you purchase a vehicle from Cosmo Motors, customer service is always #1! We go above an beyond to get you into the car of your dreams. Taking pride in selling to individuals nationally, we go through extreme measures to thoroughly describe all vehicles as some buyers are not able to physically touch them.

With knowledge of the automotive industry and having a true passion for all vehicle make and models, take comfort in knowing I am here to help you obtain the car of your dreams. Please feel free to call me at 828-228-0543 at your convenience.

Vehicles I have owned:
1996 Prelude
2003 Lancer
2005 SRT-4 w/ 400hp
2006 STI w/ 400hp
2003 Cobra - Sonic Blue w 645hp
2007 C6-Corvette - Big Cam w/ 450hp
2006 F350 Dually - 10" lift
2008 Silverado - 11" lift on 37s
1999 F350 - 7.3L w/ 11" lift on 38s
2007 Corvette Z06 - 1500hp MONSTER!
KYLE MCQUISTON - Sales

KYLE MCQUISTON

Sales

Hello, my name is Kyle McQuiston! I was born and raised right here in Hickory, NC. I started working for Cosmo Motors in December of 2019. I have always enjoyed building and working on cars. I was a tank mechanic in the U.S. Army prior to working in the car business. After getting out I was a diesel mechanic for a short time before I decided to start working in the automotive industry. I love working with people, and having a good time while doing it! I have a beautiful wife and an amazing son! In my free time I spend countless amounts of hours and money on my drift car. I occasionally go to drift events to take care of my throttle therapy from driving all these super nice cars! Working at Cosmo Motors has been a dream come true and I am truly blessed to be working here! My favorite thing about working here is we are here for you, we are not here to pressure you. I am simply here to assist you with your buying process. I want to make it as easy and fun as possible for you to make the second biggest purchase we as humans make.

Vehicles i've owned (my favorites only)

- 2007 Civic SI
- 2008 Subaru Legacy GT
- 1996 240sx KA24DET (drift car)
- 1991 Miata (drift car)
- 1992 Lexus LS400 5-speed swap (drift car)
- 1989 240sx CA18DET (drift car)
- 1992 BMW w/ M52 swap (drift car)
- 2002 Subaru Forester
- 1988 RX-7 (drift car)
- 1992 240SX KA24DET (drift car)
- 2005 Infiniti G35 (drift car)
JORDAN BOLICK - Sales

JORDAN BOLICK

Sales

Hello America, Jordan “carguyjordie” Bolick here. Husband, proud dad of five crazy kids, and an American patriot. Right out of high school I joined the US Army. After an unfortunate event I had to be discharged from Army. From that moment on I knew that the car business was what I wanted to do. At the age of 19 I started on my car business journey. Since then, I have worked at a few dealerships. I've worked in the Hickory and Wilkesboro areas as a sales person and have even worked as a finance manager previously. I absolutely love being a part of the Cosmo Motors team! It is truly a family atmosphere as we share the love and passion about cars to our customers.

If you’re looking for a great experience on buying a car, the mullet will not let you down!!

Cars I've owned:
2006 Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged 300hp
1993 Mazda Protégé Turbo 300hp
2009 BMW 335xi Twin Turbo 400hp
1993 Nissan 240sx Autocross Build
2013 VW GLI Turbo
2013 VW GTI Turbo
BROOKE MOORE - Sales

BROOKE MOORE

Sales

Hi all! I'm Brooke Moore, a seasoned professional with a passion for helping individuals find their perfect ride. I have lived North Carolina for over 15 years. With over a decade of experience in the car business, I bring along a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Born and raised with a love for automobiles, my journey in the automotive industry began ten years ago when I decided to turn my passion into a career. Since then, I have honed my skills and built a reputation as a trusted advisor in the industry.

I am a proud mother of two sons, who not only motivate me to excel in this career but also serve as a constant reminder of the importance of trust and reliability – values I hold dear in both my personal and professional life.

When I'm not busy helping clients find their dream cars, I enjoys cruising around in my convertible when the weather is nice. It's not just a mode of transportation for me; it's a symbol of freedom and joy, reminding me of the thrill of the open road.

Specializing in buying cars from individuals, my approach is characterized by integrity, transparency, and personalized service. However, I'm more than just a buyer; I'm a true facilitator of dreams. Whether you're looking to sell your car or searching for that perfect vehicle, trust that I am dedicated to making your automotive dreams a reality. With my expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, you can trust me to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience from start to finish.